The Los Angeles Whisk(e)y Society® was established in 2006 by Adam Herz and nine friends brought together by an intense interest in whiskey. Since then the Society has expanded and become known worldwide, though it remains a private club. Our members include top whiskey experts, popular bloggers, industry professionals, and "regular" people with a passion for rare spirits.
Our concern is in keeping whiskey fun, fair, and honest. To that end, we guard our independence and integrity. No advertising is accepted for this site.
Membership is highly selective and extremely limited. Those wishing to apply should have a very strong background in whiskey appreciation and history.
WHISKEY TASTING, RATINGS, AND REVIEWS
RARE WHISKEY AUTHENTICATION
The Los Angeles Whiskey Society is proud to be at the forefront of US whiskey verification expertise. We specialize the identification and authentication of rare whiskey. We have consulted with spirits specialists from all of the major US auction houses, as well as by countless private individuals and estates. We've inspected and appraised collections from San Francisco to Singapore, worth hundreds to millions. We've even helped train the specialists at some of the major auctioneers in how to estimate bottle values in their auctions, identify fakes, date labels, and so forth.
For more information, see Rare Whiskey Authentication.
The Los Angeles Whiskey Society conducts valuations and appraisals of high-end liquor collections for estate planning, tax, insurance and other purposes. Big Four accounting firms, storied auction houses, top collectors, heirs and beneficiaries have all relied on our assessments.
If you have a collection that requires unique and special attention, please see Whiskey Collection Valuations and Appraisals. You must meet the requirements detailed on that page.
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